en arrière

adverb (or adjective)
en ar·​rière | \ äⁿnȧryeer \

Definition of en arrière

1 heraldry : from the back an eagle proper en arrière
2 ballet : toward the back : backward used of a movement or of the execution of a step a glissade en arrière

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for en arrière

French, behind, backward, in arrears

Buying Guide

Learn French with language apps selected by our Reviews team.

Learn More About en arrière

Dictionary Entries Near en arrière

enarration

en arrière

enascent

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for en arrière

Cite this Entry

“En arrière.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/en%20arri%C3%A8re. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!